Seventeen Group announces further Scottish Acquisition

Seventeen Group has acquired Westscott Insurance Brokers Limited of Dumfries for an undisclosed sum on the 24th March 2017. ‘Westscott’ was established in 1973 and controls circa £2.5 million Gross Written Premium, split 75% Commercial and 25% Personal Lines. The business will be integrated into Seventeen Group’s broking subsidiary James Hallam Limited, which already has a presence in Dumfries under the Annandale brand, which was acquired in March 2016. Sandra Murphy, who joined Westscott in 1997, joins the James Hallam team in Scotland and will focus on client servicing within the new structure.

Seventeen Group is a privately owned insurance Group, which includes James Hallam Insurance Brokers, Touchstone Underwriting and 4Sight Risk Management.

Paul Anscombe, Chief Executive Officer of Seventeen Group comments, “Westscott is very well known to our Annandale team and it was felt to be a ‘perfect fit’ by both Companies in terms of culture and location. We have plans to grow in Dumfries and have a fantastic team now to build upon for the future. We will also seek to roll out our apprenticeship scheme in order to support the local Dumfries community”.

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